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    Default White Conductors, Red Tape

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    Default Re: White Conductors, Red Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by Clay White View Post
    The red tape around white conductors not adhering properly.

    Does anyone comment on this situation?

    Clay,

    The Red Tape is For Identification . What's the situation?

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    Default Re: White Conductors, Red Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by Clay White View Post
    If the tape unravels and comes off then there isn't any more identification (tape is not permanent marking).
    Clay,

    It's acceptable for the electrician to ID wires with tape. It's all not going to all fall off.

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    Default Re: White Conductors, Red Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    It's acceptable for the electrician to ID wires with tape. It's all not going to all fall off.
    Not for white conductors, it isn't ... *BECAUSE* ... the tape can come loose and fall off.

    White conductors, when used for other than grounded conductors, are required to be "permanently re-identified by painting", tape is not "permanent".

    For re-identifying black, red, brown, etc., ungrounded conductors, tape is fine for them.

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    Default Re: White Conductors, Red Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Not for white conductors, it isn't ... *BECAUSE* ... the tape can come loose and fall off.

    White conductors, when used for other than grounded conductors, are required to be "permanently re-identified by painting", tape is not "permanent".

    For re-identifying black, red, brown, etc., ungrounded conductors, tape is fine for
    them.
    Thanks Mr. Peck,

    I stand corrected.

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    Default Re: White Conductors, Red Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by dan orourke View Post
    However, on older homes, does anyone actually comment on it?
    Yep.

    If the tape is still present why comment?
    Because it is not "permanent" and, when the next inspector comes through (possibly following an electrocution, possibly simply another sale) and points that out, *you*, the last previous inspector in could be contacted by your client, their surviving spouse's attorney, whomever, ...

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